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Be a Champion!

PAGES calls on coalitions of researchers, institutions and funders to take leadership on a specific topic that meets their broad interest, expertise and ambition by convening a PAGES Topical Science Meeting.

This championing role involves local organization, financing of the event, and collaboration with PAGES in the program planning. The hosts may add strength to the Topical Science Meeting by involving local engagement and introducing new ideas.

Expectations of the local organizers

  • Providing and managing the financial support covering the costs detailed below
  • Organizing the venue, housing and catering
  • Organizing social activities (e.g. ice breaker, excursion, and/or conference dinner)
  • Being the contact point for the participants (e.g. visa; travel inquiries)
  • Potentially arranging an outreach event
  • Advertising the event in local communities and mobilising local participation

Expenses to be covered by local host

  • Meeting room hire, including audio-visual communication
  • Catering (coffee breaks, lunches, possibly conference dinner or reception)
  • Partial financial support for the participants (travel and accommodation)
  • Total estimated to ca. 80,000-120,000 USD, depending on the number of participants

Benefits for the local organizers

  • Connecting local experts with the PAGES Working Groups and other PAGES activities
  • International platform for the dissemination of scientific results and for networking
  • International visibility of the host institution through the PAGES network
  • Knowledge transfer to/from the local scientific community

Expectations of the Working Groups

  • Working Group delegates are in charge of their workshop sessions (selection of the participants; organization of the session)
  • Working Group leaders will be involved in the organization and chairing of the plenary sessions
  • Working Groups participate in the outreach event

Benefits for the Working Groups

  • Substantial financial support for the organization of their workshop
  • Enhancing connections with other PAGES Working Groups
  • Exchanging ideas with other PAGES Working Groups and local researchers and stakeholders